McDowell starts well in Florida

 

Golf - Honda Classic Update:Graeme McDowell may have left himself too much to do to catch overnight leader Camilo Villegas at the Honda Classic, but it didn't stop the Portrush professional make a fast start with a couple of early birdies at PGA National in Florida.

The 30-year-old started the day on four under but quickly moved to six under with birdies at his opneing two holes.

Colomian Villegas leads by three on 11 under from Fiji's Vijay Singh and Australia's Nathan Green with McDowell forming part of the chasing pack that includes American Anthony Kim.

Rory MCIlroy closed out the week with a one under 69 but it still left the 20-year-old well down the field on four over. Pádraig Harrington, who shot 70, finished on the same mark as McIlroy.

The pair, along with McDowell, will move on to the Doral Golf Resort in Florida for next week's WGC-CA Championship.